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'''Richard Henry "R. H." Tawney''' (; 30 November 1880 – 16 January 1962) was an English Economic history|economic historian, (ed.) (1996, fifth ed. reprint), ''Chambers Biographical Dictionary'', Chambers, Edinburgh, ISBN 0-550-16041-8 paperback, p. 1435 Social criticism|social critic, ethical socialist,Noel W. Thompson. ''Political economy and the Labour Party: the economics of democratic socialism, 1884-2005''. 2nd edition. Oxon, England, UK; New York, New York, US: Routledge, 2006. Christian Socialism|Christian socialist, and an important proponent of adult education. (ed.) (1987), ''The Oxford Companion to English Literature'', Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 965Elsey, B. (1987) "R. H. Tawney – Patron saint of adult education", in P. Jarvis (ed.) ''Twentieth Century Thinkers in Adult Education'', Croom Helm, Beckenham: Tawney is...
Birth date{{birth date|1880|11|30|df=y}}
Birth placeKolkata|Calcutta, British India
Death date{{death date and age|1962|01|16|1880|11|30|df=y}}
Death placeLondon
NationalityBritish
EducationRugby School and Balliol College, Oxford
Residence| occupation = Professor of Economic history at London School of Economics
Employer| known_for = ''Religion and the Rise of Capitalism'' (1926)
ReligionAnglicanism|Anglican
SpouseJeanette Tawney}}
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